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Broner vs. Litzau on Saturday; Sugar Ray Leonard book signing; Starks-Gamez on Friday

R&R Promotions' and Cincinnati native Adrien "The Problem" Broner LIVE ON HBO Boxing After Dark, Saturday June 18, 2011 at 8 pm. Watch it at Aqua Night Life Swagg. Televised at AQUA NIGHT LIFE SWAGG, 1752 Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio. Americans at war at aqua. AMERICANS AT WAR. Cincinnati's own Adrien "the Problem" Broner has been away at training camp preparing for yet another title fight.

Broner, 21 years old, boasts a record of 20-0 with 16 wins by way of knock out; and he currently holds 3 titles. He will be fighting for his 4th title against Jason "The American Boy" Litzau (28-2 with 21 knock outs).

The fight will be live on HBO's Boxing After Dark and can be seen at

Aqua Night Life Swagg

Door Price: $10.00

Sugar Ray Leonard book signing on June 29th

WHO: Jesse Ventura, former Independent Governor of Minnesota. He is also a former U.S. Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, movie actor, a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

WHO: Sugar Ray Leonard, Olympic Gold Medal Winner and 5-time boxing Champion

WHAT: Book signing of his new book, THE BIG FIGHT
My Life In and Out of the Ring


WHEN: Wednesday, June 29th
At 6:30 pm

WHERE: ESPNZONE at LA LIVE!
1011 S Figueroa St in Downtown
213.765.7070

About the book:
Boxing superstar Sugar Ray Leonard was a hero to many Americans in the 70s and 80s. An Olympic gold medalist, multiworld boxing champion, and the heir to Muhammad Ali’s boxing crown, Sugar Ray was also the face of the sport just as television became the essential cultural medium. But the public persona of “Sugar Ray” was one carefully crafted by the man himself, and for the first time, Leonard reveals the man outside the ropes in THE BIG FIGHT: My Life In and Out of the Ring. In this unflinching and inspiring autobiography, one of the greatest boxing legends in America finally faces his single greatest competitor: himself. A hero to so many, the beloved athlete also waged his own personal battle with depression, rage, addiction, and greed.

A shy, interior child from a tumultuous, impoverished household and a dangerous neighborhood on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., in the late 1960s and 1970s, Ray rose swiftly and skillfully through the ranks of amateur boxing—and eventually went on to win a gold medal at the 1976 Olympics. With an extremely ill father and corporations failing to make him any offers, Leonard decided to go pro.

In THE BIG FIGHT, Leonard speaks frankly about his mother’s violent, often brutal mood swings; his own experiences in the widespread sexual victimization of black boys in the sport; the profound inaccuracies of Olympic and professional judging; the gritty corruption endemic to the sport (including Ray’s own, lionized coach Angelo Dundee); his mentoring by Ali; his alcohol and drug abuse; and his philandering and longstanding mistreatment of his first wife. At the same time, Leonard gives piercingly detailed psychological and physical recollections of some of the greatest boxing matches in history, providing a glimpse into his mind as he faced fighters such as Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, and Marvin Hagler.

With this brutally honest and uplifting memoir, Leonard presents a portrait of remarkable strength, courage and resilience—both inside and outside of the ring.

Starks to Fight Gamez in Swing Bout of ESPN FNF

Austin, TX- Fans across the nation may get their first look at Minneapolis native Javontae Starks (4-0, 4 ko’s)when he does battle with Antonio Gamez (6-3)at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin Texas.

Starks will take on Gamez in the swing spot of this weekend’s telecast of Friday Night Fights. If one of the televised bouts is ended prematurely due to a knockout or any other avenue Starks’ long awaited debut with Prize Fight Promotions will see national air time. Slated to appear in the card’s feature spots are Fernando Guerrero taking on Grady Brewer, and Karim Mayfield going up against Steve Forbes.

Starks signed with Prize Fight earlier this year after compiling a 4-0 record in his home state of Minnesota. Friday will mark the end of an inactive streak dating back into 2010 and Starks says he’s ready to jump back into action.

“I’m excited man, Just to get back in there and show people what I’m all about. I’m ready to represent my hometown on the national stage.” Starks noted.

The 6 foot junior middleweight will pay tribute to a hero of his this Friday with his ring attire. Starks will wear trunks resembling those of Diego “Chico” Corrales, a man he considers a source of inspiration.

“I’m going to tip my hat to Chico with the trunks that I wear, I’m excited about that. That’s one of the guys that I really admire and have a lot of respect for.” Starks commented.

Friday Night Fights from Austin, TX will air this Friday night on ESPN2. More information regarding the event can be found at prizefightpromoters.com. To Connect with Javontae Starks visit facebook.com/taestarks

Article posted on 15.06.2011



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